A person familiar with the situation says LSU defensive lineman Christian LaCouture will miss the entire season because of a knee injury that occurred in practice on Sunday.
The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because LSU has not publicly discussed the full extent of the injury, says LaCouture has a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
LaCouture, a senior, has started 23 games for the Tigers. He was expected to play primarily at end, but also has played the interior line spots. He could potentially return in 2017 if he applies for, and receives, a medical redshirt for this season.
LSU was expected to have 18 starters returning this season. That number now drops to 17 - and to eight on defense.
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